Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Secret Place

Acrylic 12 x 24,  
One more landscape to complete and two more bear paintings to finish up...hopefully by tomorrow, and then I'm taking a Christmas break. I haven't seen any sunlight for three days!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

More Bears

Two more bears. 'Into The Polar Sun' 24 x 24 inches, and 'A Bearly Walk', 12 x 16 inches. I'm having so much fun with these bears. I find them very relaxing. During the first stages, I get back to my sculptural roots by carving and scraping into the heavy gel with my trusty palette knife. Once they are dry I begin the painting portion with many glazing and veil layers to bring out all the textures.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bear Strut

acrylic 16 x 12 inches
I'm finding the black bears a lot easier and fun to do! And they are so darn cute!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Icy Glare

acrylic 24 x24 inches  ,
I was working on a couple of bear paintings...this one is the most successful , the other needs work...a lot of it ( bad from the get go). Trying to get a bunch of paintings ready to ship off by the 20th.

Monday, December 12, 2011

beautiful British Columbia

I'm working on a bunch of small canvases for the Mountain Galleries in Whistler. Not only do they have a gallery at the Fairmont Chateau in the upper village...they are now opening another gallery in the lower Village (3400 sq ft).It's so exciting, but I have very few pieces in Whistler. So, I'm now concentrating on BC scenes.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Opabin Plateau

acrylic 16 x 20
This is a commissioned piece I did for Mountain Galleries...I hope the clients like it. Commissions scare's always someone elses vision and not your own, so at times it's hard to have the same passion. I'm so incredibly busy right now, trying to replenish my stock for the gallery, and get ready for Christmas. I really thought I'd have a lot of down time at the moment and be able to relax...but *sigh*  it's not to be.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Studio View

acrylic 11 x14 ( mostly palette knife).
I wish this was my studio view, but this painting is referenced from a photo Scott Christensen took in front of his studio! (his facebook page) This little piece was more difficult than I imagined...and I certainly didn't do the photo any justice. I do hope Scott paints this in his lush buttery style with his oils. This painting would work better in a larger format I think.

On another note, I'm pleased to announce that Mountain Galleries has sold 100 of my paintings this year!